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Old 08-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Warning: Gauss is a new cyber threat designed to monitor online banking accounts -

About Gauss
Gauss is a new cyber threat designed to monitor online banking accounts - our research thus far shows the majority of users affected are in the Middle East. The spread of infection is undetermined.
  • Gauss is a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of infected machines. It is also capable of stealing access credentials for various online banking systems and payment methods.
  • Discovered by Kaspersky Lab’s experts in June 2012, the new malware’s main module was named by the unknown creators after German mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss.
  • The Kaspersky Lab discovery of Gauss was a result of knowledge gained by the in-depth analysis and research conducted on the Flame malware, of which Gauss shares strong resemblances and correlations
  • The Gauss command & control (C&C) infrastructure was shutdown in July 2012 shortly after its discovery. Currently the malware is in a dormant state, waiting for its C&C servers to become active.

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